Literacy Resources

Louisiana Vision for Students Handout – FHF of GNOs printable pdf of literacy strategies for young children to help build vocabulary, at-home reading, reinforce school learning at home, encourage the love of reading, and more.

Reading Tips for Parents – Early Literacy – FHF of GNOs printable pdf of early literacy strategies to assist your child to be ready to read and learn, creating strong readers, and the five essential components of reading.

Build the Best Home Library for Your Child
0 – 2 years old      3 – 5 years old       6 – 7 years old      8 – 10 years old      11 – 13 years old
A great parent tool to assist you to build or add to a home library for your child.  Answer a few questions and get answers on how many books, types of books, and more in less than a minute.

Colorin Colorado
Colorin Colorado is a premier national website serving educators and families of English language learners (ELLs) in grades PreK-12.  Lots of free research-based information, activities, advice to parents, schools, and communities around the country for more than a decade.

Common Signs of Dyslexia
Dyslexia is the most common cause of reading, writing, and spelling difficulties.  This article provides a brief overview list of typical signs of dyslexia in preschool and kindergarten.

Intellectual Disabilities – Strategies and Tips
It is important to implement strategies that address the needs of the individual.  This site will give you some strategies and tips for learning, socialization, communication, Daily Living, and Behavior.

Literacy Center Education Network
The Literacy Center Education Network is dedicated to designing exceptional experiences for young children.  This website offers Play and Learn Activities & Print and Practice Activities in English, Spanish, French, and German.  This is a great site for parents and teachers.

Parent Guide to Poetry
Help your children read, write, and share poems.

PBS Parents
A website filled with lots of activities you can do with your child to build literacy and reading skills.

Raise a Reader:  A Parent Guide to Reading for Ages 6 – 7
Keep your kids reading with our guide to great book lists, book-related articles, and activities for children aged 6-7.

Reading 101:  A Guide to Teaching Reading and Writing
Reading 101 is a self-paced professional development course for K-3 teachers, developed by Reading Rockets.  The program provides teachers with an in-depth knowledge of reading and writing so they are prepared to guide their students into becoming skilled and enthusiastic readers and writers.

Reading Rockets
A website filled with wonderful resources that are easy to use for parents, teachers, and others.

Reading Tips for Parents (in 11 Languages)
A child’s success as a reader begins much earlier than the first day of school.  Reading, and a love for reading begins at home.  Our one-page parent tips offer easy ways for parents to help kids become successful readers.  Although they are divided by age, many of them can be used with children of various ages and stages – we encourage you to choose the ones that work best for your child.

Recognize Early Signs of Trouble
For almost 40 percent of kids, learning to read is a challenge.  So in addition to talking, reading, and writing with their child, families play another important role – being on the lookout for early signs of possible trouble.

Riding and Reading
Turn travel during a family trip into a great bonding and learning adventure with activities that build language for literacy and boost kid’s brain development.  Here you’ll find simple, fun ideas for singing, reading, and sharing family stories together.

A wonderful website with interactive books and learning activities for parents, teachers and children age 0 to 13 years old.

Sources for Free Braille Books
Pathways to Literacy for students who are blind or visually impaired offers a section of their website for sources of free braille books.

Strategies for At-Home Reading
Choral Reading and Echo Reading:  With Choral Reading the fluent reader (Parent/ Family) and the child read along together and the child points to the words while reading.
With echo reading the fluent reader reads first, pointing to words while reading, then the child rereads the same text.
Paired Reading: In this strategy, a parent or family member will read along with each other to develop and support their reading skills.

The Measured Mom – Tools for Teaching
A great website filled with thoughtful articles, hands-on lessons, and hundreds of free printables for teachers and parents.  Lots of resources on literacy, math, science, and social studies for children preschool through second grade.